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Today's News

  • Developer believes East Sanders zoning solves major issues

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Stephen Brooks believes he has a solution to a problem created years ago.

    However, residents surrounding his proposed rezoning request near East Sanders Lane feel differently.

    The Mount Washington City Council is expected to make a final decision on the rezoning request of Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home at its Jan. 25 meeting.

    A prior developer had plans to have a commercial and residential development off Highway 44 East. Part of the plan was to relocate the dangerous East Sanders Lane intersection.

  • Making the Grade?: School system seeks input from entire staff

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What do employees of the Bullitt County Public School System think about their district and their bosses?

    Soon, the certified and classified employees will soon have an opportunity to say what they think.

    As a part of the district’s development of a strategic plan, one element that is a part of that package is a survey on issues from the teachers and staff members.

    During its recent work session, superintendent Keith Davis said Patron Insight, located in Kansas, had been selected to conduct the survey.

  • Opponents will get chance to talk about Hardy Lane rezoning

     MOUNT WASHINGTON-- With the ongoing growth in the city of Mount Washington, more and more housing developments are being proposed to help accommodate the newest citizens.

    Landowner and real estate agent Nathan Jones believes a new townhouse development could help provide those who cannot or do not want to own a house a chance to live in a sophisticated home. 

  • Two Fish Ministry getting lot of help to provide meals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -“If you give some of your own food to those who are hungry and to satisfy those who are humble, then your light will rise in the dark.”

    The above Bible verse from the Book of Isaiah holds true for the volunteers at the Two Fish Ministries and the Full Gospel Christian Center, where over 40,000 free meals have been provided to the community over the past eight years.

  • No policy on middle schoolers on varsity

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Does the Bullitt County Public School Board want to get into business of overseeing who is selected for various athletic teams?

    Or would the board like to defer those decisions to the coaches at the individual schools?

    Although a recent opinion of the state Attorney General’s office allows school boards and school-based councils to have powers to impose policies to regulate middle school students playing varsity sports, members shied away from assuming those powers.

  • Lady Eagles getting back to healthy at the right time

      HEBRON ESTATES – As the North Bullitt Lady Eagles head into the bigger events in the middle of the season, the good news is that coach David Marion’s team is getting healthy again.

    After playing games a few weeks ago without the team’s top two scorers, senior Katie Downey and junior Lauren Deel, those two players returned to the court last week and the green and gold responded with a pair of wins.

  • Lady Chargers stay hot; win two more contests

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers’ mid-season surge continued over the weekend as the red and gold knocked off two formidable foes over the weekend.

    On Friday, the Lady Chargers welcomed Central High School to Mount Washington and pulled out a 64-50 victory over a Lady Jacket team that entered the contest with a 12-5 record. Central had played in the Schmid Funeral Home Holiday Classic at Bullitt East back in December, finishing fourth but not facing Bullitt East.

  • Cougar struggles continue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Running in quicksand.

    That seems to be the situation that the Bullitt Central Cougars have found themselves in for much of the season. After starting the campaign 3-1, the maroon and gray have dropped 11 straight contests.

    The outcomes have not been lopsided for the most part, but the team just can’t seem to make the plays down the stretch to get the wins.

    Last week, the team lost a pair of games. On Monday, it was Atherton outscoring the Cougars 27-9 in the second quarter as they then held on to win 67-56.

  • Politics aside, fiscal court has two major decisions

     Bullitt Fiscal Court members have two very big decisions on their plates for early 2016.

    One has garnered much publicity and the other not as much.

    First, the county must make a decision on the future of its public pool system.

    Managed under contract by the Bullitt County Family YMCA, the pool at Bullitt Central has repairs of around $200,000. If they are not done, the pool will not open.

    That news hit the public in November, three months after county officials were apparently notified.

  • MW leaders take refreshing action in zoning request

     Kudos to the Mount Washington City Council.

    Is the reason for a pat on the back for something monumental? No.

    We commend the council for taking the people of the community to heart before making a decision.

    The most personal of decisions any govenrmental agency may make is a zoning request.

    Many affect few. Some affect many.